Report on the proceedings of the National Conference on Women’s Land and Property Rights and Livelihood in Namibia, with a Special Focus on HIV/AIDS | Land Portal

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Date of publication: 
Julho 2005
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ISBN / Resource ID: 
mokoro:5589

Report divided into 5 themes: legal issuers of women’s rights to land and property in Namibia; traditional institutions on women’s land and property rights; HIV/AIDS, land and property rights, and livelihood strategies; Namibian experiences; regional experiences (Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe). 6 group discussions on: sensitisation and paralegal training; legal and policy reforms to secure women’s rights to movable and immovable property; establishment of local institutions and mechanisms to protect and strengthen women’s land and property rights; HIV/AIDS and women’s land and property rights and livelihood; potential projects and programmes for food security and livelihood strategies; specific support to orphans and other vulnerable children.

Autores e editores

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 
Namibia Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare
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South Africa occupied the German colony of South-West Africa during World War I and administered it as a mandate until after World War II, when it annexed the territory. In 1966, the Marxist South-West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO) guerrilla group launched a war of independence for the area that became Namibia, but it was not until 1988 that South Africa agreed to end its administration in accordance with a UN peace plan for the entire region. Namibia has been governed by SWAPO since the country won independence in 1990, though the party has dropped much of its Marxist ideology.

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Mokoro is pleased to host the ’Land Rights in Africa’ site as a contribution to the land rights dialogue and related debates. This website was created in January 2000 by Robin Palmer, and was originally housed by Oxfam GB, where Robin worked as a Land Rights Adviser. A library of resources on land rights in Africa – with a particular focus on women’s land rights and on the impact of land grabbing in Africa – the portal has been well received by practitioners, researchers and policy makers, and has grown considerably over the years.

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